Friday, June 28, 2013

Israel/Palestine News


Mohammad Assaf from Gaza has won Arab Idol to the delight of Palestinians.

Three ex-IDF soldiers talk about their experiences with the Occupation.

Activists confront the IDF in the South Hebron Hills.

Two Israeli activists talk about Fire Zone 918, an area in the Hebron Hills the IDF has claimed as a live fire zone & from which they are expelling villages of Palestinians.

The Alternative Information Center interviews Yoav Bar about the case for one state for Jews & Palestinians.

A demo takes place in Nabi Saleh.

Khaled Jarrar uses his art to fight the Occupation.

PM Netanyahu calls on the Palestinians to return to negotiations in a speech at the President's Conference.

A French court finds Phlippe Karsenty guilty of defamation for saying that a news segment showing the death of a Palestinian boy from IDF fire was faked.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Israel/Palestine News


This is a clip from the documentary Wild West Hebron by Israeli film maker Nissim Mossek.  A settler confronts activists & Palestinians when they come to plant olive trees on 'his' land.

YouTube:   "Bilal from Umm al Kheir recently dug absorption pool for the toilet that supplied by ACF humanitarian organization. The toilet was supposed to serve the brother of Bilal who was five years ago severely attacked by settlers, including beaten in his head. He suffered brain and mental damage. Bilal's brother used to defecate in the wadi at the foot of the Carmel settlement. Many times settlers stone him and therefore Bilal decided to supply him toilet. noted, Bilal recently dug septic pool and on than day meant to connect the toilet.
Unfortunately the security of Carmel settlement, Simha, didn't like it.
He alerted the army and the civil administration. To come first lieutenant Moshe from the DCO and first lieutenant Asaf Shimoni. These were unscrupulous. Showed "seizure order" stating false "transport without a permit", even though the toilet had not driven. The toilet confiscated and taken. This incident is the latest abuse of events by Carmel settlers who are trying to hurt Umm El Khair residents and choke them."

A settler in the South Hebron Hills chases away sheep & pushes around activists who protest.

Demos took place in Ni'ilin & Nabi Saleh.

Four women ex-soldiers tell of their experiences with the Occupation.

The thousands of Palestinians who had fled to Aleppo Syria in 1948 now have fled or are stuck between the fighting of the rebels & Syrian Army.

Rabbi Ariel Bareli explains that the reason he has campaigned to prevent African refugees from living in Sderot is that so only Jews live there.

Richard Silverstein breaks the gag order by Israeli courts on the perpetrators of the Tel Aviv Gay Center murders.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Israel/Palestine News


Shir Hever talks to Sami Abuskhade, a Tel Aviv city councilman, about what the discovery of six mass graves in Jaffa means to Israeli Jews & Palestinians.

Deena Al Seer from Khader village near Bethlehem celebrated her 6th birthday in the Huda Al Masri Pediatric Cancer Dept.

Demos take place in Nabi Saleh & Bilin.

A female ex-soldier explains how peer pressure made sure Palestinians in Hebron were treated harshly.

An ex-soldier describes how a tank commander shot a Palestinian kid for throwing stones against his tank.

Apparently 'jora' can mean portapotty.  This kid's story mentions throwing Palestinians in a metal box, like in Cool Hand Luke, or making them sit in the sun.

A woman ex-soldier talks about her experience as a spotter on the Gaza border.

Austrian UN peacekeepers withdraw from the Golan Heights as the Syrian civil war comes closer.

Shir Hever looks at how the Occupation drains the Israeli economy.

Women of the Wall continue to pray at the Kotel under police protection.

Activists hold another demonstration against the Occupation in Tel Aviv.

Israel holds a conference on fighting antisemitism, but government officials end up mainly attacking the BDS movement.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Israel/Palestine News


AICVideo looks at Hebron, the only West Bank city to have Israeli settlements in its' heart.

Dr Ahmed Yusef comments at the third commemoration of the Mavi Marmara in Gaza.

The Dresdner Sinfoniker will perform 'Symphony for Palestine' by Iranian composer Kayhan Kalhor in Ramalla, Jerusalem, & Jenin.  The symphony was written in honor of Juliano Mer-Khamis.

Settlers set fire to crops on a Palestinian farmer's land in the South Hebron hills.

Demos take place in Ni'ilin & Nabi Saleh.

(NSFW at end, when IDF shoots teargas canisters at girls & one screams 'What the f--- is wrong with you?')

Shir Hever reports for the Real News on a conference on the one state solution in Stuttgart Germany in early May.

The Druze of Majdal Shams, a village in the Golan Heights, consider themselves Syrian, but are divided by the civil war.

Activists hold a demo marking 46 years of Occupation in Tel Aviv.

Al Jazeera looks at the British role in the Nakba of 1948.

A mass grave containing 200 bodies has been discovered in Jaffa Israel.

Richard Silverstein talks about the civil war in Syria & Iran's defunding Hamas on Israel SocialTV.

The European soccer organization is being criticized for holding the Under 21 Championship in Israel.

Finance Minister Yair Lapid is booed & heckled when he speaks at the Gay Pride march start off in Tel Aviv.

Dozens of men & women march to protest violence against women in Jerusalem's second annual Slut Walk.